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May & June 2014 Video Space

Open House | Divided Estates (film still)

Open House | Divided Estates (film still)

Casa Barragán

Casa Barragán

Open House | Divided Estates (film still)
Casa Barragán

Open House | Divided Estates (film still)

Open House | Divided Estates (2013)

A film by Eileen Simpson and Ben White

1 May - 15 June 2014

 

A looped screening in the first floor Video Space throughout advertised gallery opening hours. Access via stairs or lift. 

 

Shot on location in Mexico City, Open House | Divided Estates takes as its starting point the intimate spaces of Casa Barragán, the former home of architect Luis Barragán, and his large collection of vinyl records. Shelves of vinyl, record turntables and speaker systems are installed in almost every room in Barragán’s house, including hidden speakers in the garden. The film reanimates the architect's extensive record collection through playback, choreographed camera moves and lip synch.

 

Open House | Divided Estates attempts to open out the public domain territory of Barragán’s record collection while exploring the grey zone of the building's image rights. The film explores both the complex web of propriety rights locked within the vinyl collection and images of the house in relation to their legal position and public access.

 

The soundtrack to Open House | Divided Estates is created entirely from copyright-expired recordings and fair use samples taken from the extensive and idiosyncratic record collection. For MK Gallery a new version of Open House | Divided Estates has been assembled for European distribution in 2014. The film and its soundtrack are distributed under a copyleft license (cc by-sa3.0).

 

Running time: 10 mins 

 

http://www.openmusicarchive.org

 

 

MK Gallery Video Space

Visit our first floor Video Space for free, monthly, changing programmes of artist made film and video. Looped screenings run throughout advertised gallery opening hours. Access via stairs or lift. 

 

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